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Dr. Patrick RIORDAN SJ Lecturer and Assistant Director, Heythrop College, University of London


1972 B.A., Economics and Geography, University College Dublin
1975 Higher Diploma in Education, St Patrick s College, Maynooth, NUI
1979 B.D., the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
1981 M.A., Hochschule f├╝r Philosophie, Munich. Thesis: Das Entstehen des Geistes. Karl Rahner s Theorie der Selbst├╝berbietung
1985 D. Phil., University of Innsbruck. Doctoral Thesis: The Senses of Justice: A Critical Reconstruction of Justice-Talk in Practical Discourse
1985-2000 Teaching Political Philosophy and related subjects at the Milltown Institute, and at the National College of Ireland (formerly National College of Industrial Relations)
1989 Visiting Professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (as well as 1992 and 1995)
1990-1997 Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
1996-2000 President of the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin
2000-2001 Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Ateneo de Naga University, Philippines, and at the Holy Rosary Seminary, Naga City
2001-2002 Visiting Fellow at the Jesuit Institute, Boston College
since 2002 Teaching Political Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London. Member of The Heythrop Institute: Religion and Society (now incorporating the former Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life)
2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago


A Grammar of the Common Good: Speaking of Globalization. London: Continuum, 2008
Words in Action: In Ten Thousand Places, edited by P. Riordan, Introduction. The Institute Series 12. London: Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life, 2009, pp. 7-15
"A Blessed Rage for the Common Good" in Irish Theological Quarterly 76 (2011) 3-19.
"Human Happiness as a Common Good: Clarifying the Issues", in The Practices of Happiness. Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing. Edited by John Atherton, Elaine Graham and Ian Steedman, London: Routledge, 2011, pp. 207-215.